Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6 Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

  • April 19, 2019 9:48 pm
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The KNOW Working Group on Israel/Palestine is hoping to have a resolution passed by the Kalamazoo City Commission, which calls for support for human rights by ending US military aid to Israel. We are of the belief that until we stop arming Israel to the teeth, or until the Israeli government senses that US aid […]

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KNOW monthly planning meeting KNOW monthly planning meeting

KNOW monthly planning meeting

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NEXT MEETING of KNOW: Monday, May 13th, 2019, 5:00 – 6:30 pm. (Second Monday of the month) First Presbyterian Church downtown Kalamazoo. Park and enter at rear of building.  We meet on third floor.  We welcome and encourage all to attend who share our vision for peace and justice.

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Weekly Vigil for Peace Weekly Vigil for Peace

Weekly Vigil for Peace

KNOW has a vigil for peace every Sunday at noon in front of the Federal Building, corner of Park and Michigan downtown Kalamazoo. Even if you can show up for a couple of minutes, you will be welcomed by our friendly crew. We usually have announcements at 12:45 pm, so that may be useful for […]

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Sister Mary Ellen’s testimony in support of human rights in Israel/Palestine

Sister Mary Ellen’s testimony in support of human rights in Israel/Palestine

Sister Mary Ellen Gondeck, CSJ, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph’s Peace and Justice Team Testimony to Kalamazoo City Commission on April 15, 2019, in support of Kalamazoo City Commission Resolution to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by Ending US Military Aid to Israel —————- Good evening, I speak tonight on […]

Apr 18, 2019 9:35

Events

Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

The KNOW Working Group on Israel/Palestine is hoping to have a resolution passed by the Kalamazoo City Commission, which calls for support for human rights by ending US military aid to Israel. We are of the belief that until we stop arming Israel to the teeth, or until the Israeli government senses that US aid […]

Apr 19, 2019 21:48

Issues

What goes around, comes around. Testimony by Daniel Smith on May 6 to City Commission.

I’m Daniel Smith, I don’t live within the city limits, but I worked at Upjohn and Pfizer, studied and worked at Western and I stand for peace every Sunday in front of the Federal Building on the corner of Park and Michigan. It’s important that we not conflate criticism of Israel government policy with antisemitism.  […]

May 15, 2019 11:28

News

Climate Change Books and Articles, compiled by Ron Kramer

Climate Change Books and Articles, compiled by Ron Kramer

Climate Change Books and Articles, compiled by Ron Kramer June, 2019 Angus, Ian. 2016. Facing the Anthropocene: Fossil Capitalism and the Crisis of the Earth System. New York: Monthly Review Press. Aronoff, Kate. 2018. “Denial by a Different Name: It’s Time to Admit That Half- Measures Can’t Stop Climate Change.” The Intercept (April 17). Retrieved […]

May 29, 2019 5:36

Recent Articles

What goes around, comes around. Testimony by Daniel Smith on May 6 to City Commission.

I’m Daniel Smith, I don’t live within the city limits, but I worked at Upjohn and Pfizer, studied and worked at Western and I stand for peace every Sunday in front of the Federal Building on the corner of Park and Michigan. It’s important that we not conflate criticism of Israel government policy with antisemitism.  […]

“We want to bring the strong to their senses, not to their knees” Testimony by Barbara Hasan on May 6

May 6, 2019: City Commission Meeting My name is Barbara Hasan. I am one of the contributors to the Resolution to support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by ending U.S. military aid to Israel. I visited Palestine/Israel in 2015. I would ask that we begin to re-frame our view of the Palestinians as a […]

Testimony by Paul Clements to City Commission in support of Human Rights resolution

City Commission Resolution: Paul Clements comments in support of Resolution to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by Ending US Military Aid to Israel Thank you, Commissioners, fellow citizens, and friends. I would like to speak to why I support the resolution. The establishment of the state of Israel can’t be understood outside the […]

Testimony to City Commission regarding military detention of Palestinian children

My name is Raelyn Joyce, from Kalamazoo.  I’m  a Quaker, an active member of Kalamazoo Friends Meeting , located at 508 Denner in the city of Kalamazoo.  Our congregation’s peace and social action committee  has endorsed this resolution.  I’m also  a founding member of Kalamazoo Nonviolent Opponents of War, and I consider myself an activist […]

Testimony to City Commission – Rev. Ruth Moerdyke

Testimony to City Commission re: Resolution to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by Ending US Military Aid to Israel   Rev. Ruth Moerdyke   5/6/19     Friends…neighbors…and commissioners…   I want to thank you for the time and consideration given to this resolution.  The Commission has a great deal of other business […]

A local eyewitness testifies at City Commission

by Laura Ford In January of 2019 I travelled with 48 others to explore the Holy Land and to gain an understanding of Palestine-Israel. Led by several pastors and designated Palestinian/ Israeli guides, we visited the usual and unusual areas for tourists: Jordan River, Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea Scroll site, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, the […]

Community Conversation about military aid to Israel – Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm

Community Conversation about military aid to Israel – Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm

Community Conversation about military aid to Israel – Thursday, April 25, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Central City Tap House dining room, 359 S. Kalamazoo Mall KNOW Working Group on Israel/Palestine is proposing a City Commission resolution which will be voted on Monday, May 6. The resolution will be: “to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians […]

Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

Speak up for peace at Kalamazoo City Commission – Monday, May 6

The KNOW Working Group on Israel/Palestine is hoping to have a resolution passed by the Kalamazoo City Commission, which calls for support for human rights by ending US military aid to Israel. We are of the belief that until we stop arming Israel to the teeth, or until the Israeli government senses that US aid […]

Sister Mary Ellen’s testimony in support of human rights in Israel/Palestine

Sister Mary Ellen’s testimony in support of human rights in Israel/Palestine

Sister Mary Ellen Gondeck, CSJ, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph’s Peace and Justice Team Testimony to Kalamazoo City Commission on April 15, 2019, in support of Kalamazoo City Commission Resolution to Support Human Rights for Israelis and Palestinians by Ending US Military Aid to Israel —————- Good evening, I speak tonight on […]

Free film: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” -April 10 – 6:30 pm – Library

Free film: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” -April 10 – 6:30 pm – Library

KNOW film committee presents, free and open to the public: Free Film — “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” 6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 10 Kalamazoo Public Library, Van Deusen Room “[The film] is fair and even-handed in its telling of a wrenching, difficult history that features the perspectives of Israelis who saw the 1948 war as their […]